April 4 is the Qing Ming Festival where people visit the cemetry as a tradition. Despite the menace of the coronavirus pandemic, over 1000 citizens went to the Sandy Ridge Cemetery at the city’s outskirt where unclaimed bodies were buried.
In front of the nameless tombstones with only date and a number, elderly in white hair recited sutras while the younger ones kneeled and bowed. People left flowers and objects symbolizing Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement such as yellow umbrellas and helmets. Some brought beer as an offering while some lit candles.
A flag reading “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times” was hung between the trees. Everyone has their way to mourn the deceased
Since the Anti-Extradition Law Protests last year, there have been sayings about the deaths of protesters as unclaimed bodies and in unrevealed incidents.